AT&T Statement on Sponsored Data

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January 9, 2014

Please attribute the following to Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs:

"AT&T's sponsored data service is aimed solely at benefiting our customers.  It allows any company who wishes to pay our customer's costs for accessing that company's content to do so.  This is purely voluntary and non-exclusive.  It is an offering by that company, not by AT&T.  We simply enable it.  The bottom line is that this can save money for our customers.  We see no reason why this is not a good thing.

"Also, we are completely confident this offering complies with the FCC's net neutrality rules, which our company supports."

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